Category Archives: From the Editor

ethnoGRAPHIC: Extending Anthropology’s Reach, One Comic at a Time

Part of my job as an editor is to convince people to write the books I think they should write, not necessarily the ones they want to write. I’ve had some success doing so, even in the face of laughter, eye rolling, and outright rejection. In fact, some of the best books I have published came from authors who had originally put up the most resistance to my pitch. So perhaps it’s not surprising that I thought I could launch a new book series based on what some might call a wacky idea, without an academic series editor, and with no projects in hand. read more…

  • dateNovember 1, 2017
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Supporting the Resistance

In honor of World Anthropology Day, we wanted to thank you for your work in the undergraduate classroom and offer a glimpse into some of the texts you can expect to see from University of Toronto Press in the coming months—texts we hope will help you in continuing to fight the good fight! read more…

  • dateFebruary 16, 2017
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Post-Election Reds and Blues: Public Anthropology, Millennials, and the Future

I’m seeing red and trying to figure out what I can learn from it. But I also keep seeing blue—that wave that represents millennial values and the future—and thinking about how it relates to public anthropology. Despite those who question the validity of the millennial map because it preceded the election, there’s no question that there was a serious generational gap playing out in Tuesday’s vote. read more…

  • dateNovember 10, 2016
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Making #AAA2016 Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 30

We’ve been assembling a list of AAA recommendations for the last couple of years and didn’t want to disappoint. Below is a list of our Top 30 must-attend sessions. It is by no means exhaustive. With hundreds of sessions competing for attention, this list can only ever be partial, reflecting our own interests in teaching and publishing, in public anthropology, and in ethnographic methodologies of all kinds. That said, we also wanted to include a few sessions that speak to some of the key issues of the day: race, refugees, and the standoff at Standing Rock. read more…

  • dateNovember 8, 2016
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2016: Trends in Teaching, Publishing, and Anthropology

2015 was a bit of blur for me. I spent the bulk of the year in a post-concussive haze. Thankfully, our team pulled in some great syllabi to share with you, and we relied on experienced instructors to offer us interesting classroom activities. We even corralled a more artsy group of anthropologists to take us on Graphic Adventures in Anthropology. We hope to build on that this coming year, and are kicking things off with our Top Ten Trends for 2016. It’s a strange list perhaps—an intersection of teaching, publishing, and anthropology—and one you might not see elsewhere, but we hope you find some value in it. read more…

  • dateJanuary 19, 2016
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